To support community interest, and participation in plant cultivation, the County provides a growing knowledge base full of practical horticultural resources. In addition, the Agricultural Services department host workshops and events throughout the Lac Ste. Anne region dedicated to furthering the understanding, appreciation and propagation of the region's natural beauty.

A healthy horticultural program enhances the quality of County life in many ways. From professional producers to avid backyard gardeners: if you're passionate about plants, this section is for you.

Dutch Elm Disease

Dutch Elm Disease (DED) affects all types of elms and is caused by a fungus that clogs the elm tree's water conducting system. The fungus is primarily spread from one elm tree to another by elm bark beetles. These beetles are active during the growing season.

Frost-Sensitive Plants

Plant labels often have this warning “plant after all danger of frost has passed”. Each May we try to determine when that last spring frost will fall. It is often a gamble to know when those frost sensitive plants can go out. Get some great tips on when and how to plant your spring plants.

Shelterbelt Best Practices

Traditionally, shelterbelts were multiple straight rows of trees lining a driveway or bordering farm fields. Ecobuffers, established using different planting configurations, bring additional benefits for environmental conservation. Thinking of starting a shelterbelt? Start here.